*. +. +. *. *. +. System Dynamics Modeling of World Water Dynamics S.P. Simonovic, University of Western Ontario. Research Objectives. Model Development Principles.
System Dynamics Modeling of World Water Dynamics
S.P. Simonovic, University of Western Ontario
Model Development Principles
Despite the growing attention to a chronic, pernicious crisis in world’s water resources our ability to correctly assess and predict global water availability, use and balance is still quite limited. An attempt is documented here in modeling global world water resources using system dynamics approach. Water resources sector (quantity and quality) is integrated with five sectors that drive industrial growth: population; agriculture; economy; nonrenewable resources; and persistent pollution. WorldWater model is developed on the basis of the last version of World3 model.
Water For Life
Object-oriented programming and data input
Results and Conclusions
Future water projections are variants of current trends and as such are subject to considerable uncertainty. Use of different periods for making predictions results in a high variability in the value of predicted variable.
WorldWater Model Structure
Comparison of WorldWater results with IHP  (*) and Cosgrove and Rijbersman  (+) static predictions of future water needs for the year 2025.